It really feels like fall now, and just in time for fall I've got the first completed item from my fall sewing plans! This is my Hazelnut Harvest Renfrew, named such because I finished it just in time to start harvesting the hazelnuts from our tree.
I seriously love this top. I really need more long sleeves in my wardrobe, as I hardly have any RTW and absolutely no hand made clothing with long sleeves. The fabric is from Girl Charlee, and there are still a few yards left. It's a rayon and cotton blend, so there is a bit of drape and just the right amount of stretch.
I love how perfectly the stripes on the side seam lined up. Can you see the seam? How about that stripe matching on the front band as well? Actually I think larger stripes like this (1" stripes) are pretty easy to mach up, but very gratifying nonetheless.
I made this pattern with no adjustments as I didn't need to make any adjustments with my first Renfrew. The sleeves are a tad long, but I kind of like them that way because I love to hide my fingers inside my sleeves on cooler days. I haven't decided if I will shorten the sleeves on my next Renfrew, but it doesn't matter because that's not the next item on my sewing list anyway.
Have fall colors started where you live? I simply adore this time of year and can't wait for the rest of the colors to appear.